chemotropism

noun
che·​mot·​ro·​pism | \ ki-ˈmä-trə-ˌpi-zəm How to pronounce chemotropism (audio) , ke-\

Definition of chemotropism

: orientation of cells or organisms in relation to chemical stimuli

First Known Use of chemotropism

1895, in the meaning defined above

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chemotropism

noun
che·​mot·​ro·​pism | \ ki-ˈmä-trə-ˌpiz-əm, ke- How to pronounce chemotropism (audio) \

Medical Definition of chemotropism

: orientation of cells or organisms in relation to chemical stimuli

Other Words from chemotropism

chemotropic \ ˌkē-​mə-​ˈtrō-​pik How to pronounce chemotropic (audio) \ adjective
chemotropically \ -​pi-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce chemotropically (audio) \ adverb

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